The Mayton Inn, Cary’s first boutique hotel, will open its doors this weekend.
The $14.5-million, four-story hotel will host a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13., on the corner of South Academy and East Park streets. Tours of the full facility will be held after the ribbon cutting.
“Just counting down the days. I can’t wait,” said Deanna Crossman, who is the Mayton Inn’s co-owner along with her husband, Colin.“Every day it looks 10 times closer. I’m so excited.”
The Georgian-style hotel will have 33 standard rooms and 11 deluxe suites starting at $200 per night. It will be a four-diamond hotel like the Crossmans’ other establishment, The King’s Daughters Inn in Durham, and will employ 60 to 75 people, most of whom will be hired within the first two years.
The 100-seat restaurant, known as The Verandah, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, including chicken and waffles, fried oysters and seared salmon. The 25-seat bar, known as Highball, will be similar to The Crunkleton in Chapel Hill, whose owner, Gary Crunkleton, is helping with the bar concept.
The restaurant, bar and spa will be open to guests and the public when the hotel opens, Deanna Crossman said, but breakfast and dinner may only be served in the beginning.
The Mayton Inn also is auctioning off room reservations for the first night, with half of the proceeds going to The Carying Place, a local nonprofit.
Bids will be accepted at www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/maytoninn.
The Mayton Inn is one of several public-private partnerships with the Town of Cary, which awarded the Crossmans a $1.4 million loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cary applied for the money on behalf of the Crossmans, and the department awarded the loan on the condition that the project creates 40 jobs for people from low- to moderate- income families.
There also will be tours at an open house 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The hotel is at 301 S. Academy St.
Kathryn Trogdon: 919-460-2608, @KTrogdon